You can use a blank sheet as a voting slip or print out an official voting slip.
In addition to the voting slip, you must have three envelopes. You can use regular envelopes; however, it is an advantage if they are of different sizes. Elections are secret; therefore you should avoid using envelopes
bearing company, organisation or similar names.
The three envelopes each have their own function and different names:
- Voting slip envelope
You place the voting slip in this envelope.
- Containing envelope
You place the voting slip envelope in this envelope. On the outside,
write the necessary information about you who is casting the vote.
- Posting envelope
Place the containing envelope in the posting envelope and send it to
the municipality in Norway in which you have the right to vote.
How to vote by post
- Select a party or list
If you use an official voting slip, place a cross next to the party or list. If
the party or list for which you wish to vote is not shown on the voting
slip, you can write the name in the designated space on the slip.
If you use a blank sheet as a voting slip, you must write:
- The name of the party list for which you wish to vote.
- That the vote is cast in the county council election 2023 in Østfold.
- Place the voting slip/slips in a voting slip envelope
The voting slip for the municipal council election 2023 and the voting
slip for the county council election 2023 (and if applicable, the voting
slip for the city ward council election 2023 in the district in Oslo
municipality in which you have the right to vote) must be placed in the
The envelope should be sealed.
- Place the voting slip envelope in a containing envelope
The containing envelope must be closed and sealed.
- Write the necessary information on the containing envelope
If you use an official containing envelope for advance voting in a foreign
country - write the necessary information on the containing envelope
precisely and legibly. It is particularly important that the name, date of
birth and (if applicable previous) residential address in Norway is
If you use a regular envelope as a containing envelope you must write
the following information on the envelope:
- Moss municipality, PO box 175, 1501 Moss
- Place and time of voting.
- Your full name (and any previous names if applicable) and
date of birth/ID no (11 digits).
- Your address in Norway as of 30 June 2023, or if applicable
your most recent residential address registered in the
Central Population Register in Norway, if you have notified of
relocation to a foreign country. If you have been registered
as a resident in a foreign country for more than 10 years
before election day, but Moss was the last municipality you were registered in you must apply to be included in the
- That you are voting in advance by letter post (letter post
voting in a foreign country).
- A witness should confirm the accuracy of what is written on
the containing envelope. The name of the witness and their
date of birth and address must be written on the containing
envelope. It is not a requirement that the witness is a
Norwegian citizen. The witness confirms the accuracy of the
information written on the envelope by signing the
- Sign the envelope. You thus confirm that the information you
have provided is correct.
- Place the containing envelope in a posting envelope
The posting envelope must be addressed to the Electoral Committee in
the Moss municipality:
Moss municipality, PO box 175, 1501 Moss
The vote is now ready to be sent by post to Norway.
To be valid the vote must arrive at the Electoral Committee in the municipality before 17.00 28 November.